Compared to most recent years, when for example I recorded 165 species in the county in 2011, 187 in 2012 and 173 in 2013, this has been a particularly poor one with just 157 species recorded by mid December - one of my worst years on record


It's all over - 2012 has come to an end. I managed a total of 187 out of the 198 species recorded all told in Buckinghamshire - 94% of the total - probably my highest-ever annual tally.

The current record is 191 species achieved in 2006 and held jointly by both Rob Hill and Simon Nichols

Friday, 13 May 2011

Highlights from this morning (02 May) - Simon Nichols

WOOD SANDPIPER at Manor Farm at 09.00 still

2 WHIMBRELS on the spit at Willen North at 09.45 still , also GREENSHANK ( Rob Hill)

5 WHIMBREL east thru Calvert (Warren Claydon per Tim Watts) at 07.22

1 BAR TAILED GODWIT on spit at LMGP at 08.08 ( Alan Stevens per Adam Bassett)

Male WHINCHAT and female RING OUZEL east of the trig point at Ivinghoe Beacon ( Mike Wallen )